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16 Famous Quotes by Chinua Achebe
11/16/1930 - 3/21/2013
Also Known As:  
Albert Chin?al?m?g? Achebe
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About Chinua Achebe

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Compromise Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

Integrity Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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No man can deny that Chief the Honourable M.A. Nanga, M.P. was the most approachable politician in the country.

Books (first lines) Quotes, by Chinua Achebe , Source: A Man of the People [1966]

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Okonwko was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.

Books (first lines) Quotes, by Chinua Achebe , Source: Things Fall Apart [1958]

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People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.

Literature Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.

Trouble Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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People go to Africa and confirm what they already have in their heads and so they fail to see what is there in front of them. This is what people have come to expect. It's not viewed as a serious continent. It's a place of strange, bizarre and illogical things, where people don't do what common sense demands.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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What's important is that we recognize the falsehood of the notion that the Third World should be abandoned because it's a waste of time.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; It is this.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Chinua Achebe

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